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Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Handicrafts : Pre 1910 item #1353736 (stock #1206)
Mark & Period, Antique Asian Arts
A Set Tibetan Traveler's Accoutrements Comprising a pair of chop sticks and knife with shagreen-wrapped case, along with a fruit-form agate pendant, embroidered silk pouch, and a woven silk pouch. {Overall length: 12 3/4 inches (32.4 cm)} [Overall wear, small losses, discoloration, staining]
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1920 item #1353734 (stock #1205)
Mark & Period, Antique Asian Arts
A Tibetan Copper and Wood Altar Bowl The oval form vessel with dragon-head handles. {Width: 13 1/4 inches (33.7 cm)} [Overall wear, small dents]
Indian Subcontinent : India : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1353729 (stock #4414)
Hawkes, Asian Art
The patachitra, the folk painting of Orissa, has a history of great antiquity. The 'Patachitra' paintings exhibit the use of strong line and brilliant colors. These are religious paintings which cover themes and events from Indian mythology and Puranas and are mainly made on silk or on old cotton glued with paper.

This is one of the most popular subjects and was probably produced as a souvenir (jatri pati) for pilgrims for whom the painting would become a personal family shrine...

Indian Subcontinent : India : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1353728 (stock #4413)
Hawkes, Asian Art
A painting in gouache on paper depicting Krishna as a seven year old boy in dancing costume. In this form he is known as Shri Nathji. This distinct tradition emanates from Nathadwara in Rajasthan and these paintings were probably intended for domestic shrines. 19th century.

Gouache and metallic pigments on paper. The grey scarf is silver pigment, now tarnished. A very subtle effect is the decoration in grey on the black ground, seen clearly only under a strong light...

Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1353344 (stock #0558)
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Loosed and laid back Buddhist painting on cloth. Early 20th century. approx. 33 x 46cm (12.99 x 18.11in)

selected by Jinta

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Indian Subcontinent : India : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1353330 (stock #4027)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Old and rare Angami Naga shamilami design, three paneled wrap woven by the Meitei of the Manipur State of India and used as a trade/tribute cloth to the Nagas. Made from very fine hand spun cotton weft and silk warp in natural dyes. The fabric is incredibly smooth and supple and must be touched to really appreciate the fine quality. The embroidered “floating weft” pattern consists of owls, horses, elephants and flowers...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1353008
The Zentner Collection
Antique tribal necklace of the Naga people, native to north east India /north west Burma, composed of multicolored beads of coral, glass, quartz, and brass bells.

19th/20th century

Size: 13" length
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1800 item #1352761
The Vanishing Heavens
An late 18th century or earlier Wooden Printing Block. Carved in Pali, the ancient language of the Buddha. Most probably created in the Dege monastery in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture Carved both sides. Both sides pictured. Due to size, specifically the width, I believe that perhaps this one was made to print sutras that would go inside a prayer wheel.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Carvings : Pre 1920 item #1352729 (stock #4021)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Ensemble of three Nepali butter churning stick holders from Nepali hill minorities. Nice worn patina, circa 60 to 90 years old, the one on the right appears to be older. No kitchen should be without these! The large one has a crack at the end, see last enlargement for scale.
Indian Subcontinent : Pre AD 1000 item #1352297
A GENUINE GANDHARA BUDDHA STUCCO HEAD OF THE PERIOD, 3rd Century A.D., MOUNTED IN A CUSTOM MADE PLEXIGLASS CASE. Good condition. Size of Head: H. 4.5"; Size of Display Case: 8.5" x 5" x 3.75" Provenance: Afghanistan, 1950
Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1920 item #1352254 (stock #BI-P3I )
€ 50.00
Antique silver protective amulet in the shape of a temple representing the horseman “Bhumiya Ray”, worn par Rajput, India ,Rajasthan. H : 4,5c. CE 228 (see Bibliography)
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1920 item #1352253 (stock #BI-P1I )
Price on Request
Antique Indian « ayigalu », lingam casket, used by the Lingayat in Karnatakka ; complete with its chain. 6 x 5cms. CE 236 (see Bibliography)
Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1920 item #1352242
Ancient Asia Arts and Antiquities
Offered here is an extraordinary, museum quality Ivory of maiden of India. This fine statue stand in a class of its own. The detail of the face, jewelry, folds in the garment to the fine detail of even the hands and feet are almost without description.The statue measures 9.25"h x 3.88"w x 2.8"dp including the fine berlwood base and 7.0" x 2.3" x 1.65" excluding the base. Please feel free to email any questions.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1920 item #1351712 (stock #M-1NE )
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Indian Ramayana mask of Hanuman, General of King Sugriva's army of monkeys in the great Ramayana epic, wearing his headdress with 3 tips.
Old and heavy hard wood mask, beautiful patina, remnants of blue pigments.
Very good condition. 27x17 cms. More than 100 years old, most likely 19th C . India, Himachal Pradesh
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1920 item #1351710 (stock #M-2NE )
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Mask of a grotesque character with twisted nose ; accident on the left side, slit on the chin (see pix) ; 26 x 16 cms.
End of 19th - beginning of 20th C, West Nepal, Gurung.
Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1920 item #1351455
The Zentner Collection
Antique Indian gold damascene iron shield. Original remnants of the hand grip materials, which consist of leather and cushion cut velvet remaining on the inside of the shield. Four protruded mounts are gold damascened with fine floral detailing.

Mogul 18th Century, India

Size: 13" Diameter x 2" H
Indian Subcontinent : India : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1351143 (stock #4001)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Nice strand of Kushan/Bactrian of mixed stone (mostly carnelian) beads. I acquired these along with coins dating from 1st- 4th CE from the same site in North West Pakistan, so these can be dated no later than 1500 years old. L: 65cm/25.5in (note scale in last enlargement). Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1350703 (stock #3192)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Vintage women’s three paneled dress circa 1970 to 1990 from Bhutan. The threads are some kind of polyester but the weaving and embroidery are done by hand. Minor fraying along one side as well some pinholes and stains. L: 2.3m/90in and W: 1.43m/56in.
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